CHANGE OF ADDRESSIf you are moving/changing your address, please notify the Parish Office so we can keep our records up-to-date. If you are changing your phone number because you are using a cellular phone and/or forgoing your land phone, the Parish Office would also like that information. Please click here or call us at 703-221-4044, ext. 222. Thank you.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
Our inclement weather policy is to follow the Prince William County Schools announcement for both School and Church activities. The Parish Offices are closed when the Quantico Marine Corps Base issues a Code Red for its employees.
Daily Mass, Weekend Masses, and Penance Services will be celebrated regardless of the weather; however, parishioners are encouraged to use their best judgement regarding the safety of traveling to the church for Mass. In very severe weather, it is customary for the Bishop to excuse Catholics from the obligation of Sunday Mass. In the event that happens, that notice will be posted on the homepage of the parish website.
Upcoming Parish Events
Sunday Advent Study
December 2nd-23rd at 1:30 p.m.
Please join us December 2nd-23rd at 1:30 p.m. in the St. Catherine Room this Advent as we take 4 weeks to prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ! Are we ready for the King? Are our hearts ready to receive our Savior? The four weeks leading up to Christmas mark the beginning of the Western Church’s liturgical year. Advent is our time for reflection, meditation and preparation. Please come to the first class, even if you have not purchased your workbook online.
Questions? Please contact the class facilitator, Brian Bobick.
Please click here for a workbook.
Mass Intention Book
The Mass Intention book for 2019 will open on Friday, December 14, 2018. To schedule a Mass you may come in or call the office. We also have envelopes located on the tables in the vestibule. Just drop the envelope in the catch-all slot. We will be taking 3 intentions per Mass.
Festival of Praise
Festival of Praise is December 14th at 7:30 p.m. in the Church. Enjoy a wonderful evening of Christmas Praise presented by the St. Francis Music Ministry! The concert is free of charge, however a free will offering will be accepted to help cover the cost of the concert.
For more information, please contact Nikole Giraldi.
55+ Volunteers Needed
after the 8:45 a.m. Mass
55+ Volunteers Needed to Stuff Gift Bags,
December 18th after the 8:45 a.m. Mass,
Knights of Columbus Hall in Parish Center
Please join fellow 55+ parishioners and serve others by volunteering to stuff and transport gift bags for residents of Envoy Nursing Home and clients of St. Francis House.
Please contact Lisa Ostendorf if you can help.
Knights of Columbus
December 14th Deadline
Christmas Wreaths & Tabletop Decorations. It’s not too late! You have until December 14th to order freshly cut wreaths and tabletop decorations to help our Knights of Columbus Council. The Holiday Evergreens you purchase for yourself, family and friends, will be delivered in a festive carton with your personalized message. Free shipping on orders over $60.
Please go to: www.MickmanHolidayGifts.com and use Coupon Code KNIGHTVA003. You will receive a discount and the Council gets a donation. Merry Christmas!!
Let’s Talk Faith
10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
On Sunday, December 16th from 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. in the Parish Center Dining Facility, our Let’s Talk Faith speaker series continues with a presentation by Fr. John Alderson, O.F.M. and Friar Henry Fulmer, O.F.M. on encountering God in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.